Japan Trip 2012 – Part 1

May 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Just came back with Chibi from the best trip I’ve ever had in my life. It was an absolute adventure! 3 weeks of sightseeing and discovery in Japan and 1 week of shopping and seeing relatives in Hong Kong. The main highlight of this trip is obviously be Japan as it was my first time visiting.

I’ll start off by saying that Japan did meet my expectations and was a super exciting place to check out! I’m glad my first time was with Chibi because I love how we can just freely travel, discovery and experience everything together at our own pace =). It really is an unforgettable experience.

And as you would’ve guessed, we took lots of pictures! Everything was so interesting we just could’nt resist snapping photo’s of just about EVERYTHING. All photo’s shown are in chronological order.


When we arrived, our mission was to make it to Shibuya. It was a bit of a challenge as we spoke zero Japanese, had all our heavy luggages with us and more importantly – it was getting dark! We caught the Narita Express (my first japanese train experience, OMG it was COOL!), but by then outside was already pitch black. However, little did we know that getting dark would be the least of our concerns…We finally arrived to our first destination – Shibuya.

Shibuya Intersection night

Shibuya station Hachiko exit. Also where the famous Shibuya intersection is. I was blown away when I saw the lights, billboards, people and also Kyari Pamyu Pamyu promoting CANDY CANDY on the main TV advertisment.

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Spending Christmas at the Gold Coast

December 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm

This year for Christmas, I took Chibi along with my family up to the gold coast. We drove in our 8 seating Carnival, taking up all 8 seats and filling up all luggage space, the car was once again 100% packed so well done! My car is the best, always fits everything! The driving took roughly 10-11 hours including mini breaks and switching drivers. We had 3 drivers (Alan, Dad and myself), Alan and myself doing roughly 4 hrs and my dad 2 hrs. Its funny because out of the 8 people in the car, 7 can actually drive but only the 3 of us did all the driving lol.

After all that night driving, drifting through pitch black forests with some steep hills and tight corners (initial D style, when I am the driver) we finally arrived at Surfers Paradise, only to be raining upon arrival. So we took a gamble and see if we could check in at the hotel early, and to our surprise they left the key for us in the mail box, woohoo! all relieved we unpacked and checked in to the hotel.

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